With his mission to rescue the spirit of Elaine Belloc successfully completed, The Morningstar must now face a new challenge. God's departure has left behind both an empty throne in Heaven and the powers that accompany it, and defending the status quo against a pair of would-be usurpers requires cooperation between angel and devil alike. After weathering their attempted coup, Lucifer decides to take preventive measures in his own creation, and decrees that all immortals must leave immediately--or learn about mortality the hard way. Not everyone plans to go quietly. Suggested For Mature Readers.